FICO Reviews | Glassdoor

FICO Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 700 reviews

3.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
61%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
FICO CEO William Lansing
William Lansing
303 Ratings
Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Attorney"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, working with really smart people. Compensation is broad based meaning everyone has some variable compensation in addition to a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Disparate locations making working a little more difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you have been doing!

    FICO2018-11-26
  2. "Good place to work in the Bay Area"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Current Employee - Vice President Sales 

      I have been working at FICO full-time

      Pros

      Laid back environment. They do meaningful work.

      Cons

      Salaries are not as competitive as other places but if work-life-balance is important the trade-off may be worth it

      FICO2019-07-09
    • "Great company with good work life balance and smart people"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FICO full-time

      Pros

      Great company with good work life balance and smart people

      Cons

      pace is a bit slow and take quite a long time to get things done.

      FICO2019-07-02
    • "I have working at FICO for more than 2 years"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      FICO has good atmosphere to work.

      Cons

      There is no con to work FICO.

      FICO2019-06-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Decent place to work"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FICO full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good culture, decent bonuses and merit increases, talented engineers.

      Cons

      They like to pay less than other large companies, they are too cheap to pay for amenities like a phone case! Their medical plan is horrible, high deductible plans so for a family prepare to spend $12k per year for healthcare. Their documentation system is Jive and it sucks.

      Advice to Management

      Get a real health plan. Get a real documentation Wiki system. Learn how to motivate employees with carrots rather than just threaten them with sticks.

      FICO2019-06-20
    • Helpful (2)

      "Used to be a great company"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Manager in Saint Paul, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at FICO full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      very technical, industry leader cutting edge scoring - they invented it

      Cons

      people are expendable, Management is literally vicious . open source obsessed

      Advice to Management

      most alumni i know left to just maintain sanity - was borderline good, now borderline evil

      FICO2019-05-30
    • "Great for life/work balance & lear from very smart people"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - User Experience Lead Designer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Very good work ethic; can work hard but take time off. Most people care about delivering good product and are very smart. Good professionalism in general.

      Cons

      At this point in time: not enough resources/skills to accomplish what is needed. Low salaries compare to other employers in the Bay Area.

      FICO2019-04-11
    • "not bad"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Consultant in San Rafael, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at FICO full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      exposure to finance and banking problems, learning opportunities

      Cons

      no life work balance, long hours and weekends. short term projects with a lot of stress

      FICO2019-04-24
    • "Good"

      StarStarStarStarStar
        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at FICO full-time

        Pros

        It was a good environment

        Cons

        Need more feedback from management

        FICO2019-04-19
      • "Wonderful friendships"

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at FICO full-time

        Pros

        Great people to work with. Some managers are excellent.

        Cons

        Analytics is too restricted. Not enough say in what you want to work on. Old technologies.

        Advice to Management

        Some groups need to focus more on what makes employees happy in their jobs, not only what would benefit the company in this moment.

        FICO2019-03-04
      Found 700 reviews